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Tech Thursday: Custom-Made Foursquare Jewelry

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For anyone with an addiction to social media (which, naturally, includes yours truly), you know there are tons of benefits that come with taking the time to check-in to the various restaurants, shops, hotels, parks, and…well, anywhere and everywhere you might go. From perks like discounts or freebies, to the satisfaction of becoming the “mayor” of your favorite coffee shop a la Foursquare, to even, in some cases, winning a free trip…the possibilities are seemingly endless.

One companyhas taken the concept of checking in to whole different level: they’re letting people log into Foursquare through their website and create custom jewelry using their previous check-ins—think: connect the dots. (Fret not: if you’re not on Foursquare, you can use their custom map to create your design, or you could just shop from their pre-existing collection.)

You can choose to include or exclude as many of your check-ins as you want, from all across the world. Once you’re done, just pay up (anywhere from $75–150), and your custom creations—as of now, necklaces, earrings, and cufflinks are being offered—will be manufactured and delivered.

It’s what I think is a genius idea, started up by Rachel Binx and Sha Hwang. You can find everything you’ll need to get your Foursquare glam on, over on their website: meshu.

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 Joshua Pramis is the social media editor at Travel + Leisure, and is currently contemplating a pair of Foursquare cufflinks. Follow him on Twitter: @joshuapramis

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